Jul 272018
 

Jim Gascoyne is the son of an Auxilier & an ATS “secret sweetie” Special Duties operator.

The talk is at Willesborough Windmill TN24 0QG.   18.45 for 19.30 start.

Jim has marched with Auxiliary veterans at the Cenotaph in memory of the Auxiliary Units.

Guaranteed to be an excellent evening !

http://www.coleshillhouse.com/specialdutiesbranch/golding-0-special-duties-radio-zero-station.php

 

Jan 182015
 

Operation Turnip continued in Kent today despite poor weather. The team arrived just after 8 am at the Operational Base and started to clear away mud and brambles. We tweeted progress pictures throughout the day on Twitter which seemed very popular with our followers.

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Once the entrance hatch was lifted it became apparent that water had flooded into the OB again. The good news is that it was only about a foot of water and it had entered through the ventilation pipes and not through the main structure.

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The ventilation pipes were soon discovered above ground and dug out so eventually they can be made watertight.


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Team two then cleared more mud and found the hatch leading down into the Escape shaft.

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The scene inside the OB.

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Our team are not put off by a foot of water and get stuck in.

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Many many buckets later…..Note the two ventilation pipes left and right and the water tank in the middle of the room.

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The job is done…..for now. Next stage will be to make the Ventilation pipes waterproof and then re-decorate.

Our thanks to Jamie Burton, Alec Warren and Ben Lewis who worked very hard today to help project leader Phil Evans. Follow the progress of this project here

Oct 282014
 

Today we published the result of many of hours of research into Captain Peter Fleming‘s involvement in the Auxiliary Units.

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Bill Ashby, our Coleshill Researcher, has worked with the Fleming family to ensure the research is as accurate as possible. He has delved into our archive and been assisted by our UK wide research team.

In July this year we were invited to the Fleming family home to meet with Peter’s daughters, Lucy and Kate and we presented them with Bill’s research.

Lucy Fleming also very kindly accepted the offer of leading our march this year on Whitehall.

Read the full page on Peter

Mar 232014
 

KentToday we have added six more patrol reports to the site.

They are just basic reports that include names of the Auxilier’s but we have found that this normally means that members of the public and their relatives help us fill in the gaps.

Thanks to our Kent CIO, Phil Evans for the info.

You can see them here 

Mar 112014
 

Ron MartinIt is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Kent Auxilier Ron Martin.

Ron served with Haricot patrol which covered the Hastingleigh, Wye and Bodsham areas in Kent.

The patrol was set up by Peter Fleming and their Operational Base was situated in an Ice House.

Ron was instrumental in helping Phil Evans (below), our Kent CIO with his research as well as being a great friend to him.

Ron and Phil

You can read more about Ron’s patrol here.

Ron leaves a wife and will be greatly missed by Phil and his family.

Mar 142013
 

kentToday we have added four new Auxiliary Unit Patrols in Kent thanks to contributions from Phil Evans, CART CIO for Kent and Kent Adrian Westwood.

The reports are fairly lean at this stage but we hope that by offering some info, members of the public will help supply further assistance.

They are;

Gibbet Oak (Tenterden), East Sutton, Goudhurst, Cranbrook (codename Pepper) Patrol.

You can see them all here.

Feb 212012
 

Phil Evans, CART’s CIO for Kent, spent all day on Sunday at the OB clearing it out with the help of a friend.

The first part of the visit was spent measuring bits they had missed on the last trip. Then they made some temporary fixes to the ventilation system to stop debris blocking them. The final job for this trip was to clear the silt from in-between the walls where the water tank sat. Very hard work but they managed to achieve their goal. Worst bit over hopefully!!

Follow Phil’s work here